November 15, 2012

A B C It's easy as 1 2 3

Woo hoo! I am so excited to be doing an ABC Challenge with two my favey blogger friends - Bee and Kerrie!

Today I have AEngland Ascalon with Essie A Cut Above to share with you. Both of these sat in my untried pile for a long time, but I knew that I would love them both dearly and tenderly when the time came to use them ;D

indirect sunlight
Ascalon is a "steely grey" with "lavender fire" (from their website). The little holo particles in it make it shine a little bit green to my eyes sometimes, too! It's a very beautiful grey color that I could see being used a lot for light, neutral events (can you tell I don't actually know what 'work appropriate' is?!). The little holo particles give it a really soft, suede-ish look to me. Different artificial lights make this look pretty interesting both inside and outside; unlike some other slightly holo-ish polishes (yeah, I'm looking at you Catrice Dirty Berry, you only look good in direct sunlight)!

macro taken with flash

A Cut Above is part of Essies' permanent LuxeEffects line and I think it's really pretty, too! I like the proportions of the different sizes of the hex glitters in it; really nice sort of spray paint effect on the nail. Pairing the light rose color of the glitter with the grey was kind of a subtle choice for me, but I quite like it.

indirect sunlight; see the purple?!

Don't forget to check out the 'A' polishes Bee and Kerrie picked out for today! And we'll see you back here next Thursday for 'B'.


  1. Beautiful. I love this combination!

  2. That's a really pretty grey color, but combined with the pink sparkles is really pretty!!


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